It is a great honor for me to present a book on one of the world's greatest champions of humanity. Malcolm X had principles that enabled him to see the true worth of people, especially the oppressed or downtrodden, because he could express their pain and frustrations more effectively. Malcolm X experienced the same atrocities and vices that bechance many black men today. From drugs, alcoholism, gambling, crime, and prostitution, Malcolm X understood the problems of the black community, and later dedicated his life helping black America to change them.
Why Do Black Men Hurt Their Women? explores real relationships and marriage between black men and their women that once was filled with bliss, but ended due to complications that were too painful to overcome.
Love is a beautiful gift that many people search for a lifetime to experience. However, the hardship and disappointment in relationships and marriage lead them down roads that stymie their ability to attain love. The famous comedian Steve Harvey wrote the book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, and his book and movie did not prove why women should think like men.
"WOW WHAT A GREAT, INSPIRATIONAL BOOK"
No one can deny that black men throughout the world have made tremendous strides in education, science, politics and economics. However, there are concerns that stymie the progress of millions of other black men dealing with marriage and relationships problems, joblessness and hopelessness. Many black men go to bed at night wondering if the world is going to continue holding two strikes against them as they try to support their children and families.
"This book helped me understand the BLM movement"
Every relationship and marriage has more obstacles that make them unsuccessful, mainly because people stop doing what they did to win the heart of their mates. Nowadays, women work, take care of the children, and contribute with their family's finances, and all they ask for is a thank you or something that says, "I appreciate you." Moreover, after conversing with over 100 women on family, love, relationships, and marriage, in this book, I've come up with the 12 important things they ask of their men.
Love is not complicated, and love is not problematic for those that believe in it. Marriages and relationship need to enrich their foundations with a love that stands up to impediments like jealousy, doubt, and financial complications. Let Love Open You Up helps individuals see the mistakes they make in dating and choosing partners for committed relationships.
Each day some black man, woman, or child has been killed or mistreated by police or by another black person. Black people in America should have always organized against injustices by police and other misguided blacks who are threats to their survival. I cannot understand how, after hundreds of years and comprehensive progress in civil and human rights, black people's lives are still not valued or respected.
"very interesting point of view"
The struggle for black men in America continues despite achieving economic and political gains. The black man in America still has to grapple with marriage and relationship woes, while trying to stay connected to his children. This book is a reflection of the reality the black man experiences daily, from success, drugs, unemployment, love, violence hopelessness, and political opportunities. This book is comprised of words that inspire and admonish Black America and America, of why they should not count the black man out.
First Lady Michelle Obama is a remarkable figure, and author Raymond Sturgis carefully selected the words of this book to highlight the passion and life of Michelle Obama. Many know of her many achievements, however, what about her agenda to help change the nutritional conditions of America's children. Also, her outstanding stance to help educate children in need stems from her background of community and education.
There are still many good men in the world that want to be faithful, and remain in love with one woman. However, with the complexities surrounding today's relationships and dating scene and the distinct ideologies of today's women, treating a man with love and respect has subsided.
"WOW LADIES, YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK!"
The condition of African Americans today is quite alarming and disturbing. African Americans have an enormous amount of contributions from their ancestors to advance in positive and productive directions. However, black Americans' advancement in technology, science, music, arts, and business is overshadowed by black-on-black crime and poor family values. What is the reason why so many black people have lost respect, hope, and pride in the very achievements that enable them to enrich their children's future?
"simply a rant, nothing more"
Today, the majestic walls of court and government rooms are ringing with concerns of how to deal with the constitutionality of same sex marriage, gays in the military, and civil unions. Homosexuals are the most prejudged Americans today, and although many disagree with them having the same rights of heterosexuals, the validity of their love is drastically overlooked.
"Wow! What an eye opening book!"
America has changed; however, the disparity of equality between white and African Americans have not. African Americans are still statistically unemployed more than whites, statistically first in receiving welfare benefits, and first in violent crimes reporting. Today, African Americans and white people have similarly the same problem, earnestly trying to provide a better future for their children and families.
"BLACK LIVES MATTER, READ THIS!"
Here we are in the 21st century and one man named Barack Obama has changed the meaning of democracy and freedom for a lifetime. Unfortunately, like progress and freedom, negative people want to question Barack Obama his citizenship, competence, and duty to serve as commander in chief. But those naysayers do not question their forefathers who were not citizens but established the constitution that protects us all.
Black men life matters, and with the endless police shootings of black males, a state of emergency has been called. As the federal government statisticians inform the public that violent crime is down, however, black on black crime is still high. Black men are continuing to find violent answers for their disputes, which is a no win situation where one black man goes to the cemetery and the other to prison. This book emphasizes the need for black men to find peaceful solutions to their problems, while corroborating their experiences with gun and gang violence.
"WOW SO DEEP AND SURREAL!"
Years after the first black woman fought for independence and human rights, she was still victimized by insults and stereotypes that affect her self-confidence today. Black women are not bitches or hoes, however, the vices of the community and shameless acts of men, make many black women believe that their character should include these traits in order to be accepted. If a black woman behaves abnormal, she is being a bitch, if she sleeps with more than one man, she is a whore, and it is troublesome for men to use these connotations.
"This book is so true for all women!"
This book is a revised dedication to black women who never wavered in their faith or personal relationship with god. In this revised edition, you have black women sharing their personal experiences of pain, depression, hurt, and how god replaced their complexities with happiness and positive change. Black women and their faith in god have always had tremendous success in changing the conditions of their family, community, and social concerns.
Americans, as we put a spoonful of food to our mouths, millions of our fellow Americans cannot feed themselves or their children. The Republican politicians alike have lethargically responded to Americans living in abject conditions. They seem to be more concern about the federal deficit than about the poverty deficit that is leaving many Americans to suffer or even die. Across America, politicians are asking Americans for their votes while children are going to bed hungry at night.
"Thanks for exposing the truth about poverty!!!"
Being a black man is never easy, and god understands this as he continues to walk with them through their struggles. That is why he always looked over his children with love for the obedient and punishment for the misguided. Today, we have many black men frustrated with the conditions of their people, especially the young men who continue to imbue society with their disrespect for law and criminal activity.
This book contains the 12 important things women ask of their men. Today it is easy for women to leave their men and find success on their own or with other men. Therefore it is important for men to understand the signs that are driving their women away and do the simple things that are conducive to keeping their women happy. Making women feel secure and needed in relationships and marriages is what makes women stand by their men during trying times.